Checklist France: Corsica; scientific names

Below is a checklist of the 48 dragonfly and damselfly species for the area France: Corsica. It's based on Dijkstra, Schröter & Lewington's Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Europe (2020), on the Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies (Boudot & Kalkman (eds.), 2015), and - in a handful of cases - on new area records. Please click here if you would like to see the list below with the French common names or the English common names.

The list below is sorted alphabetically on the species' scientific names. Clicking on a species name in the list allows you to then cycle through the entire checklist for the area France: Corsica by using the Previous (<==) and Next (==>) buttons at the bottom of each page. If you would prefer to see it sorted as per our overall checklist, please click here.

Note: if you believe a species is missing from the checklist below, please do email us at with the new information, together with the relevant source(s) and references. If we agree that the new information is indeed valid, we will update the checklist as soon as possible.

Please click on a species name below to see our 20 photographs of that species.

#Scientific name
1Aeshna affinis Vander Linden, 1820 Preview
2Aeshna cyanea (Müller, 1764) Preview
3Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767) Preview
4Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805 Preview
5Anax ephippiger (Burmeister, 1839) Preview
6Anax imperator Leach, 1815 Preview
7Anax parthenope (Selys, 1839) Preview
8Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
9Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) Preview
10Brachytron pratense (Müller, 1764) Preview
11Calopteryx haemorrhoidalis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
12Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780) Preview
13Calopteryx virgo (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
14Ceriagrion tenellum (de Villers, 1789) Preview
15Chalcolestes parvidens (Artobolevsky, 1929) Preview
16Chalcolestes viridis (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
17Coenagrion caerulescens (Fonscolombe, 1838) Preview
18Coenagrion puella (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
19Coenagrion pulchellum (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
20Coenagrion scitulum (Rambur, 1842) Preview
21Cordulegaster boltonii (Donovan, 1807) Preview
22Crocothemis erythraea (Brullé, 1832) Preview
23Enallagma cyathigerum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
24Erythromma lindenii (Selys, 1840) Preview
25Erythromma viridulum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
26Ischnura genei (Rambur, 1842) Preview
27Ischnura pumilio (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
28Lestes barbarus (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
29Lestes macrostigma (Eversmann, 1836) Preview
30Lestes virens (Charpentier, 1825) Preview
31Libellula depressa Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
32Libellula fulva Müller, 1764 Preview
33Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758 Preview
34Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
35Orthetrum brunneum (Fonscolombe, 1837) Preview
36Orthetrum cancellatum (Linnaeus, 1758) Preview
37Orthetrum coerulescens (Fabricius, 1798) Preview
38Orthetrum trinacria (Selys, 1841) Preview
39Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841) Preview
40Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
41Somatochlora flavomaculata (Vander Linden, 1825) Preview
42Somatochlora meridionalis Nielsen, 1935 Preview
43Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820) Preview
44Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) Preview
45Sympetrum meridionale (Selys, 1841) Preview
46Sympetrum sanguineum (Müller, 1764) Preview
47Sympetrum striolatum (Charpentier, 1840) Preview
48Trithemis annulata (Palisot de Beauvois, 1807) Preview